Michael Patrick Lonergan

Michael Patrick Lonergan

Illinois, USA
Death 16 Feb 1985 (aged 25)
Hayfield, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Dexter, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11798055 · View Source
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From the Austin Daily Herald, February 24, 1985:

Michael P. Lonergan, 25, of Hayfield, and formerly of rural Dexter, passed away suddenly, Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at his home.

Born Michael Patrick Lonergan on May 29, 1959, in Elgin, Ill., Mike was the son of Robert and Jean Heydeman Lonergan. As a small child he came with his family to a farm in rural Dexter, where he was raised, and graduated from Southland High School at Adams. He was united in marriage to the former Lori Kiefer on July 21, 1979, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams, and to this union were born one son and two daughters. After their marriage the couple lived in Hayfield for two years, then moved to Dexter in 1981, returning to Hayfield in 1982. Michael was employed as general foreman at Power Span of Hayfield. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hayfield, the Hayfield area JC's and the Hayfield Mens Club.

Survivors include his wife Lori; one son, Charles, at home, two daughters, Marie and Alyssa, both at home; his parents, Robert and Jean Lonergan of Dexter; his maternal grandparents, Cyril and Beatrice Heydeman of Colone, Ill.; four brothers, Gary, Duane, Randy and Glenn, all of Dexter, one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Vicky) Otterbein of Brownsdale; four nieces; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandmother.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1985, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hayfield, Rev. Francis Ryan officiating. Interment was in the Dexter Cemetery. Organist was Betty Graves and soloist was Carolyn Hahn, who sang "Be Not Afraid" and Those Who See Light." Pallbearers were Brad Morrison, Sam Anderson, Bart Howe, Dave Young, Bryce Howe, and Colin Kiefer. Honorary pallbearers were Bart Bias, Jim Himmer, and Greg Alberts. After the service a lunch was served in the church fellowship hall by the ladies of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements were by Cole-Gust Funeral Home of Hayfield. Blessed be his memory.

Contributed by Janet Stephenson

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